Honors Student Advisory Board
If you have any thoughts, concerns, or ideas about the Honors Program you can contact the Honors Student Advisory Board: honorsadvisoryboard(at)gmail.com
Program Checklist and Thesis Information
The current Honors Program is structured so that there is flexibility and student choice, but that also means that honors students are held personally responsible for their learning and completing the program. Here is a helpful one page checklist, which includes details about points, for completing the Honors Program!
A great team of people is available to Honors students for Advising. You can always ask any Honors staff or faculty member a question, but each Honors student is assigned a primary advising contact based on your last name. Here’s the list in case you need to check:
Cohen-Filipic: Students with last names A-Di
Miner: Students with last names Dl – Ka
Shapiro: Students with last names Ke – Q
Swords: Students with last names R – Z
Honors Coordinator for Advising and Admissions for Spring 2017
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Office hours in Williams Hall 119D
Online sign-up for office hours: http://meetme.so/Cohen-Filipic
Honors Program Director and Associate Professor, Sociology
Office hours in PRW-072: Tuesdays 2:45-3:45; Wednesdays noon to 1pm; Thursdays 11am-12pm
Online sign-up for office hours: https://aswords.youcanbook.me/
607-274-7784 | 607-274-1209
Honors Academic Assistant
Residence Director for Eastman and Lyon Halls
Office Hours in PRW 66 (garden level): Tuesdays 8:30-11:30am; Fridays from 9:30-11:30am
Online sign-up for office hours: https://calendly.com/jshapiro2/honors-advising.
Honors Taskstream Coordinator
Office hours in 403 Smiddy Hall: Tues. and Thurs., 2-4 pm, or by appointment.
Honors Residential Learning Community Associate
Assistant Professor, Biology
Office hours in CNS 166: Weds. 3-5pm
Summer Research Opportunities
(This has been updated for summer 2017.)
Humanities and Sciences students in the creative arts, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences may apply for a paid Summer Scholar position to engage full-time in 8 weeks of research, scholarly, or creative projects in conjunction with a Faculty Mentor during the summer of 2016. Summer Scholars will be paid between $3,000 and $3,200 for eight weeks of full-time work. Additional funding for Summer Scholars to cover project-related expenses (such as travel, materials, or fees) can be requested (up to $600). More details here. The deadline to apply in Feb 13, 2017. This is a great opportunity for Honors students since publishing and presenting your work can count toward points. This is also an opportunity to get started on your thesis.
Honors Student Conference Travel Support
The Honors Program supports students who are looking to complete part of their Scholarly Engagement requirement by presenting their scholarly work at a regional or national conference. As part of this support the Honors Program will assist students with transportation, registration, and accommodation costs associated with conference attendance. The maximum award is $500.00 for regional and $800.00 for national and international conferences. To apply send a 1-page proposal to the Honors Director (a) stating the funding requested, (b) justifying the transportation, registration, and accommodation expenses, and (c) explaining how this funding will help you purposefully complete the Honors Program. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.
The Pervi Study Abroad Grant
The Honors Program has two Pervi Study Abroad Grants of approximately $500 for Honors students studying in London in the fall semester and taking the Honors course, London as Text. To apply send a 1-page proposal to the Honors Director explaining how the funds will help you fulfill the Global Engagement requirement of the Honors Program. Priority will be given to high achieving students who demonstrate financial need. Please note that determination of financial need is made on the basis of each student’s FAFSA, which must be current and on file with Student Financial Services. The deadline for individual proposals is February 26, 2016, for those anticipating studying abroad at the London center in the fall of 2016. Recipients of the grant will be notified before the deposit deadline for the London Center.